04-28-2012, 04:48 PM
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Can I use white vinegar before bleach?
Ok, I have been out of keeping fish and aquariums since 97. Due to a rekindled interest, I have hunted down what I have left of my stuff. Several tanks, boxs of sub filters, tubing, petrified rock, drift wood, box filters, outside filters. Here is my problem. The boxes have been gotten into by rats. (where I live, the Norway rats came in here in 2000. A real problem) So, rat urine is on everything. Some stuff I have just thrown away. I had kept some of my fish food, the rats ate it and most of the containers. Hope they got indigestion. I was thinking I could rinse everything in hot water and white vinegar and then use bleach water to disenfect everything before i start setting up my aquariums again. Any thoughts, suggestions, wouold be greatly appreciated. I have been out of the fish keeping for so long, I am sure there is lots of new stuff I never even dreamed of back then. thanks, penfin